Last week I had the privilege of presenting a trunk show and workshop to the Springfield chapter of Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia. I was a member of the guild from 2005 to 2008, so it was a lot of fun to reconnect with “old” friends and make several new ones.
The trunk show, “Something Old, Something New,” followed the guild’s theme for the year and elicited many positive comments. I showed antique and vintage quilts made by my grandmothers and modern re-makes inspired by them. To be honest, some of the vintage quilts were made by me years ago – that’s amazing, isn’t it? I’m old enough to have made vintage quilts!
Carol and Donna sewing to their heart’s content
The workshop, “Get the Point?,” was held at The Quilters Studio in Fairfax and attended by 13 ladies. They had a great time learning how to use the Easy Angle ruler with 2 1/2″ wide strips to make the 6 1/2″ blocks. By the end of the day, we had a collection of blocks to arrange and re-arrange on the design wall.
The photo above shows just two of the many options for arranging the blocks. Note that Judy’s blocks on the left begin with a light central diamond while the conglomerate on the right begins with a dark colored diamond. I encouraged the workshop participants to play with their blocks before settling on a final layout.
We joked that these were giant Flying Geese with eyes! And everyone admired Nancy’s batik fabrics pictured below.
Thanks, SQU ladies for the wonderful opportunity to share my quilts with you! Best wishes on completing your projects; the quilts will be stunning!